What is Architect’s Consultation?

Architects are professionals who are associated with the design, manufacture and delivery of home design that suits the needs of the owner according to the owner’s choice. In most cases consulting architects are business owners who own a business or managers who work for independent architecture or multidisciplinary design firms.

Design is the key to having a well-spaced house that can fit all the necessities of a family. Everyone loves a house that has enough space for free movement but it needs to have enough furniture and appliances that will cater to the needs of its efficient functioning. Here comes the importance of design to maintain balance between the two.

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Why do I need an Architect’s Consultation?

Most building work begins with the basic problem of outgrowing one’s house or the need to have a bigger room. The pandemic of 2020 has shown us the importance of having a good workstation in order to keep our works on schedule in spite of the disruptions outside. The need for having a well furnished house is the need of the hour and architects help to do just that.

Two buildings are never the same. This problem is mostly accepted by owners when they are lost in the labyrinth of options for designs, zoning laws, building codes and so on. Here comes the need of a professional architect who has the knowledge and expertise to solve all these problems at one go. They provide you the guiding light through the maze of unending options to come to the most optimal solution.

It is the job of an Architect to see the bigger picture while building. Their work and expertise goes far beyond just designing four walls and a roof. They produce an abode that contains both exterior and interior to satisfy the needs of an exciting, dynamic and functioning need to work and live.


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Consulting an Architect is beneficial while remodelling, giving add-ons or even while building something from the start. It helps the owner to have his demands met within the stipulated budget and time. This is what Architects are trained on, to solve problems in creative ways. They will think of options that will be beyond the comprehension of other people.


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How consulting an Architect can help you save money?

There are many ways by which sitting with an architect before starting the project will save you money. Some of the ways are mentioned below:

  • A well planned project costs a lot less rather than a project that is not fully planned yet. Making changes on paper costs a lot less and the owner can try different ideas along with understanding the pros and cons of each idea. Thorough drawings helps to accurately price the project along with building it.
  • Architects have the power of making energy efficient homes. Through proper design and planning the sun’s rays can be used to effectively heat and cool the house thus reducing the power bills for future days.
  • The architect can work keeping in mind the amount of money the owner is ready to pay. According to the budget the architect has the capability to choose men, design and materials to suit the needs of the owner.
  • An architect is aware of all the materials, working style and the designs available to each requirements of the owner. They know all the roofing, brick work, floor tiling, paint finishes, etc. Their familiarity with the full range of materials enables them to suggest the appropriate materials for the project of the owner.
  • A good designed house has better resale value than other houses. Thus investing properly in the right places makes the house more valuable in the long run as compared to other houses.


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What Should You Ask Before Hiring an Architect Consultant?

Hiring an architect consultant is a substantial investment thus some some of the questions that the owner should be sure to ask are:

  • Is there a Charge for the Initial Meeting?

Some architects charge even on the first meeting. Although this is not a regular practise but is always safe to ask before meeting someone.

  • Do you have a signature style?

Sometimes an architect has a signature style that can be seen in the work. Most of these architects are a little rigid and don’t want to deviate from their signature style. Thus its is important that the style of the architect sync with the style that the owner wants.

  • How do you charge?

Different architects charge in different ways. Some will charge you a fixed price sum, some lump sums at regular intervals, others an hourly or daily rate and some as a percentage of the total project cost.

  • Do you have a builder in mind?

Architects generally have a builder that they want to work with. Thus it is always better to ask if the architect has a preference for any builder or not.


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Architect Consultant: FAQs

Ques: What is the difference between architect and consultant?

Ans: The word architect derives from the Latin architectus, which derives from the Greek arkhitekton (arkhi-, chief + tekton, builder), i.e., chief builder. The word consultant, derived from Latin: consultare “to discuss” is a professional who provides professional or expert advice, typically in a particular area.

Ques: What is the responsibility of a architect?

Ans: Architects create designs for new construction projects, alterations and redevelopments. They use their specialist construction knowledge and high-level drawing skills to design buildings that are functional, safe, sustainable and aesthetically pleasing.

Ques: What is a professional architect?

Ans: Architects are licensed professionals trained in the art and science of building design who develop the concepts for structures and turn those concepts into images and plans. Architects create the overall look of buildings and other structures, but the design of a building involves far more than its appearance.

Ques: Who is the richest architect?

Ans: Today, the highest earning architect in the world is 77-year-old Norman Foster of Foster and Partners.

Ques: Does Solution Architect require coding?

Ans: They do not need to code, but they should be former coder in order to have a clear idea of technical challenges that their architectures must address. Their primary skill is not coding though, but listening to technical colleagues in order to choose the right solution.